On the long drive home from a week at a friend's beach house in San Clemente, I heard a commentator on the radio remind me of my love for channel surfing on television many years ago. Nowadays, my DVR captures all that I want to watch, and I hardly ever use the remote for anything other than fast forwarding through the taped shows.
But then I got to thinking that I have an even better substitute in Google Plus. The hundreds of posts that stream through my Home Page usually contain just enough of a teaser line to catch my interest, and the photo, video, or link to post/news article lets me explore further. Because I choose who out there is gathering the content I see, my time is very well spent. No filler channels, re-runs, or lousy shows to skip over. It's easy to delete a source, and there are thousands more each day, from all over the world, trying to write for me.
We boomers are supposedly entering another childhood, and this is definitely an improvement.